Sunday, April 22, 2012

Add 2 more days?!?!

24 weeks! We had our check-up with my doctor this past Tuesday. It was just a routine appointment - listened to the heart beat, left a urine sample, and measured my growing belly. She measured from the top of my uterus to the top of my pelvic bone and I was 24 cm, which was exactly on par. She said using this measurement, I should be as many centimeters as I am weeks pregnant. The heartbeat was nice and strong and happy that my thyroid levels came back in the normal range. Next appointment will be May 15th and will be the Glucose test. We also found out that after my Anatomy Scan at 20 weeks, my doctor had changed our due date from August 6th to August 8th, which means my week to week turning point is now on Wednesdays instead of Mondays.

This was the first week in the pregnancy where I felt the physical effects.  This could be due to a very long work week.  We had parent teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday, so I was at school for 12 hours both of those days.  Or maybe the extra 23 pounds I'm carrying is starting to catch up to me! Yes, you read that correctly - I've gained 23 lbs since my first OB appt.  My doctor was not worried about it one bit and pointed out that I was a bit underweight to begin with and looking healthy now, so I have the go to keep on eating! :) I am not worried about my weight gain one bit - the ONLY thing I care about is a healthy baby!!!

In other news, we had a fantastic getaway to Chicago two weekends ago with my sister and a family friend. We stayed at a really nice hotel called The Wit and had our share of fine dining in the city. We spent ALL day on Saturday visiting baby stores and made quite a great deal of progress.

We:
- fell in love with The Land of Nod and picked out our nursery furniture there
- decided to register at The Land of Nod and buybuy Baby
- started working on our registry
- decided on the nursery theme/colors
- picked out the bedding

To top it off, our family friend bought the first item off of the registry - our car seat! We picked out the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio in Paloma. Here it is:
Hope everyone is doing well! Please keep my dear friend Palm Trees & Rainy Days in your prayers as she is in the middle of an IVF treatment. Sending lots of love & well wishes dear!

4 comments:

M said...

Congrats on 24 weeks!

Brenda said...

I just went in today for my 24 week appt and have packed on 20 lbs too! I feel the same way...I could care less, it took long enough to get to this point so as long as I have a healthy baby boy screw how much weight I gain!! Good Luck with your glucose test!

a miracle 4 us said...

Ohhh sooo happy for you! I can't wait to see all the fun stuff you picked out. I too agree, don't worry about the pounds...you and the babe are healthy, happy and safe and that is the important part!

Jessica said...

Hope all is well!! Its been a little while since an update!